See a free movie in advance on Wednesday and help a Tenleytown charity

We often share free advance movie passes, and we’re excited to something a little differently with them this time. We have passes for you to see 99 Homes, an Andrew Garfield-led drama about eviction and homeless – and proceeds from the event are going to a local charity.

To promote 99 Homes, filmmaker Broad Green Pictures started the 99 Good Deeds Program, a charitable effort that holds benefit screenings of the film for small non-profit organizations fighting homelessness. This screening of 99 Homes supports Friendship Place, a homelessness group founded in Tenleytown. (In fact, you’ve probably walked past one of their locations if you’ve ever gone north on Wisconsin Avenue near the Safeway.)

The screening will be held this Wednesday, September 9th at 7:30pm at the Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights. Passes can theoretically be redeemed online at, but the link hasn’t been working for us. But we do have a bunch of physical passes you can pick up at the Media Services desk in the library.

Remember the usual caveats: this event is intentionally overbooked, and a pass does not guarantee entry. Arrive in advance to ensure you get a seat!

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